Oct 172010

so I speak to you
as a lover
to a friend
where do I begin,
and you end

words caught like hairballs
or webs
spun in the midnight hour
catch too many souls unaware and yet in forever-drawn curtains sweet memories unfold
…….not lost
your lost love in fields so often glimmers like dew on soft cotton

Dec 042009

In My Arms, by Plumb

Beautiful song, peaceful….when I listen, I think about my daughter, and about how I was always so afraid for her….and wanted to keep her safe.  With nearly 1000 miles between us now, I just miss her and keep her in my prayers and hope she is not afraid.

Another thing, as so often happens….I think about Jesus singing to us, His children, and how much it means to Him to KEEP US in His arms.  God is so good.

Jun 122009

TO GIVE AND RECEIVE WITH LOVE TO GIVE AND RECEIVE LOVE If sometimes it seems that nothing gets settled it is necessary to believe and to ask Rabbi Nachman said all the time that one should never give up. To strengthen because we have in our hearts a spark of belief that shines and is much stronger than any pain. It doesn’t matter, it will pass in the darkness a light ray always hides it is forbidden to ever lose the hope just to give and receive with love. If sometimes I feel myself so lonely I remember what the righteous one said to always laugh, the important thing’s not to fear for all the world is just a narrow bridge. To strengthen… It doesn’t matter… (song by Boaz Sharabi for Yitzhak Rabin’s Memorial )

Mar 262009

Matthew 5:43-48 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Mark 12:30-34 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou has said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

I Corinthians 13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a hcild, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

I Thessalonians 3:11-13 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: to the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.